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Posted: 4/3/2012 2:38:50 PM

Isn’t it good to watch a full-length film featuring your favorite casino game? Whether you play in land-based or online casinos, these movies would surely inspire you and appreciate the game even more.


Cincinnati Kid
Starring Steve McQueen, this film revolves around Eric, also known as the “KID” whose ultimate dream is to be the best poker player in town. Yet his journey to fame and fortune was not an easy one. His skills were put into the test when he finally met Howard, the “MAN,” a renowned poker player recognized for his master techniques and strategies. Torn between the dream of becoming the best poker player and a whirlwind romance, the Cincinnati Kid is a must-watch film of every poker aficionados.

Casino Royale
Espionage is not the only thing that will remind you of James Bond. Well what do you expect? The beloved spy is also known for its thrilling casino adventures, most especially in this film. This action-packed movie brings you a different level of poker fun and excitement.
California Split
California Split tells the friendship between Bill Denny and Charlie Waters. A friendship quickly developed because of their interest in gambling. As the two made their way to Reno, Bill and Charles had their lucky streak in blackjack, roulette and craps giving them $82,000.

Rounders
Forced by their large debts, Mike McDermott and Lester Murphy badly need fast cash. The two ended up joining underground yet high stake poker games. The film ended with Mike joining the World Series of Poker Main Event.

Oceans 11
Really, this star-studded cast has nothing to do with any casino game. Instead, this is all about a plan to rob three (3) big casinos: Bellagio, The Mirage and MGM Grand. While popular casino games such as baccarat and slots are not featured in the film, seeing George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon and Andy Garcia together in one movie is enough to attract a legion of moviegoers and casino enthusiasts.

21
If you need a blackjack tutorial that works, watch 21. 21 is based on a true story by the MIT Blackjack team. The team was comprised by former students of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Business School and Harvard University. The film shows how the team beat the casinos via using exceptional card counting techniques and other known blackjack techniques.

These films clearly present a real-life articulation of the excitement of the casino world. If you want to take some time off of your gaming activity, why don’t you sit back, relax and enjoy these movies instead?
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Posted: 4/4/2012 11:02:38 AM
The movie "Casino" isnt about any specific casino game but should still be on this list.  All great movies.
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Posted: 7/24/2012 12:12:04 PM
LET IT RIDE  Is a must see.     Good list.
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Posted: 8/3/2012 9:25:48 PM

Cincinnati Kid:

Edward G. Robinson to young Steve McQueen...
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Old poker pro to young card shark)

Lancey Howard: "Gets down to what it's all about, doesn't it? Making the wrong move at the right time"

Cincinnati Kid: "Is that what it's all about?"

Lancey Howard: "Like life, I guess. You're good, kid, but as long as I'm around you're second best. You might as well learn to live with it"



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Posted: 8/4/2012 6:13:13 PM
Casino beats every one of those except Rounders which should be #1
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Posted: 8/13/2012 10:11:19 PM
If you consider the Ames pool hall in Chicago a casino....then The Hustler with Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason and George C Scott is a must see.

Rounders is a classic as well.
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Posted: 8/14/2012 5:36:06 PM

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

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Posted: 8/14/2012 9:06:25 PM
1. Casino

2. Rounders

3. The Grand

4. Bugsy

5. The Hustler and The Color of Money (Newman at his best)
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Posted: 8/16/2012 9:30:06 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by systempool:

A Big Hand for the Little Lady






Had forgotten all about that great old Western.
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Posted: 8/18/2012 11:01:29 AM
Bookies
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Posted: 8/21/2012 1:50:09 PM
Casino doesn't count, it's a mob movie and one of the few gambling scenes shown was total BS. Pesci throwing face cards back at the dealer? Come the darn on. It was a hollywood interpretation of the mobs role in Vegas. 

Rounders is the closest I see to an actual "real" plausible life of a gambler, though it is also a bit much at times. Bookies is worth a watch 
21, not bad. 
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Posted: 1/3/2013 11:21:54 PM
DO NOT MISS        LUCKY YOU

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338216/


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Posted: 1/4/2013 2:39:45 PM
zenci37 should be banned for that last post :D

The GRAND!!! I forgot all about that movie and that was awesome!!!

and...Casino Royale is obviously number one because it is a bond film.
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Posted: 1/5/2013 5:52:04 PM
um hello wtf? what about OWNING MAHOWNY.

THAT WAS GOOD VERY GOOD.
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Posted: 1/8/2013 7:30:53 PM
I can't believe no one has said "The Gambler" with James Caan.

Also I enjoyed "Fever Pitch" With Ryan O'Neal.

Now that I think about it "The only game in town" This one can be a little slow and only a true gambler might enjoy it.

Also "The big town" Matt Dillon- I liked this one, but no one can beat the dice.
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Posted: 1/12/2013 3:37:36 PM
thanks for the suggestions
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Posted: 1/17/2013 7:42:38 PM
Honeymoon in Vegas with Nic Cage lol

Movie is the garbage
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Posted: 1/17/2013 7:43:41 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Redskin28:

Honeymoon in Vegas with Nic Cage lol

Movie is the garbage


Movie is amazing, not garbage
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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:36:13 AM
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Posted: 1/25/2013 12:46:49 PM

A new one that I would recommend not to watch would be Lay the Favorite. Good cast, bad movie. I would say why but if someone was wanting to watch it I don't want to give it away.

 

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Posted: 1/25/2013 11:03:40 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Texan:

Casino doesn't count, it's a mob movie and one of the few gambling scenes shown was total BS. Pesci throwing face cards back at the dealer? Come the darn on. It was a hollywood interpretation of the mobs role in Vegas. 

Rounders is the closest I see to an actual "real" plausible life of a gambler, though it is also a bit much at times. Bookies is worth a watch 
21, not bad. 
It doesn't count  The whole fricken movie is about running a Casino  The mob aspect was actually based on facts, back in the day most casinos were ran by mob elements. 
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Posted: 2/15/2013 5:12:09 PM
my avatar is best gambling movie there is.
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Posted: 2/16/2013 3:35:26 PM

Add The Sting

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Posted: 2/18/2013 12:00:56 AM

There was a movie with Warren Beatty called Klaidescope - where he marked cards - that was a good one.

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Posted: 2/18/2013 7:01:42 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by TheBest:

um hello wtf? what about OWNING MAHOWNY.

THAT WAS GOOD VERY GOOD.

Agreed 

The Cooler has unbelievably not been mentioned either,,,,fantastic film
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